jess matthies: Suspended Wanderings

i am a wanderer by nature, prone to daydreaming, adventuring, and generally getting lost in thought.
Suspended wanderings are my moments of investigation between the busy twists and turns of life

John Constable once said, "I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful ."
i often enjoy seeking out hidden, otherwise 'ugly' bits of nature - old crumbly trees, fading leaves, or rocks. Through drawing, i explore, observe, identify, and record. i get to know my subjects a little better, a little more closely, and am able to share the things that i find beautiful in each of them. Similarly, i am fascinated by thought processes and patterns. 'Scripted' is a continuing exploration and mapping of how i understand the connections between thoughts.
Encaustic: [to burn into]
a medium/method of painting using melted wax and resins